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Watch Nirvana Play With Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, & Joan Jett At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

By Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2014
So the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony happened at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and this year, it's relevant to your interests! As you might have heard, Nirvana were inducted by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe ("They were singular and loud and melodic and deeply original," he said of the band), and after muchMore »


Famous Album Cover Art Imagined From A Different Perspective

By Miles Bowe / April 8, 2014
Have you ever wondered what famous album covers might look like from a different perspective? A user on Flickr by the name of Harvezt has worked to answer that question with a new series called The Dark Side Of The Cover. It goes all over the place from the Beatles to Nirvana to Kraftwerk… More »


Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland 4/5/14

By Miles Bowe / April 7, 2014
Future Islands got everyone's attention this year through their triumphant Letterman performance and became the band to see at SXSW. But the fact is that the Baltimore band has been building a cult following through their live shows and albums for roughly half a decade. On their current tour for Album OfMore »


Watch Jim James Join The War On Drugs On John Lennon’s “Mind Games” In Portland

By Chris DeVille / March 31, 2014
The War On Drugs' tour behind the triumphant Lost In The Dream rolled into Portland's Wonder Ballroom Sunday, and we sent photographer Colin McLaughlin to document the action -- action that included a guest appearance by Jim James. The My Morning Jacket frontman lent vocals to the cover of John Lennon's "Mind Games"More »


Check Out Daft Punk’s Retro Ads For New Merch

By Chris DeVille / March 25, 2014
UPDATE: It looks like more merch may be on the way. Daft Club dug up some additional retro-styled ads for RAM and "Get Lucky" tees, tank tops, posters, and a belt buckle. Check 'em out above. // A friend of mine who used to work at a screen printing shop frequently rocks a t-shirt… More »


Check Out Young Andrew W.K.’s Hunky Modeling Headshots

By Miles Bowe / March 20, 2014
Andrew W.K. wears many proverbial hats. There's Andrew W.K. the patron saint of partying, there's the children's show host, there's the one time Wolf Eyes member and producer for noise bands like Sightings, there's the motivational speaker. Now we can had model to that list. It appears W.K. spent a period in the '90… More »


Check Out These Lego Versions Of 20 Famous Bands

By Miles Bowe / March 19, 2014
If you can't quite get your fix from The Lego Movie (which honestly, who could blame you) artist Adly Syairi Ramly has you covered with 20 bands he's recreated in Lego form. No photoshopping was involved and everyone from Joy Division to No Doubt to Radiohead to Napalm Death shows up. Check out a gallery… More »


Here’s How Fans Dressed Up For Arcade Fire In Philadelphia

By Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2014
Last fall, Arcade Fire caused a stir when they included a note on Ticketmaster requesting that fans wear formal attire or costume to their upcoming concerts. While their small warm-up shows in Montreal and Brooklyn featured this mandatory dress code, the band clarified that anyone upset about it should relax, because dressing… More »


Stephen Malkmus Albums From Worst To Best

By James Jackson Toth / March 18, 2014
Few solo careers justify wholesale rebranding. Though it has become common for aging indie rockers to want a "clean slate" following the dissolution of their respective beloved bands, listeners can usually spot an old dog doing old tricks, and a fresh moniker alone is unlikely to persuade them to reconsider their already-established impressions. But unlike… More »


Watch Julian Casablancas’ Unfortunate SXSW Show At FADER Fort

By Scott Lapatine / March 16, 2014
Julian Casablancas and his new band the Voidz played two shows during SXSW. The first, Thursday night at Cedar Street Courtyard, was a short hit-less headlining performance that included five new songs. The venue's muddy sound and a distinct lack of enthusiasm from Casablancas, one of the most iconic rock stars of the previou… More »


Watch Julian Casablancas Play 5 New Songs At SXSW’s Chevrolet Courtyard

By Ryan Leas / March 15, 2014
After recent shows in Pensacola and New Orleans, Julian Casablancas hit SXSW with his new backing band the Voidz last night for a headlining set at the Chevrolet Courtyard. Placed at the end of what essentially felt like an alleyway (though you might be able to attribute that to just how many people had packed… More »


Watch Future Debut Honest Outtake “Good Morning” At SXSW

By Tom Breihan / March 15, 2014
Future shows tend to be orgies of hits, and his set yesterday, headlining the SPIN party at Stubb's, was mostly that: A thunderous "Bugatti," an even more thunderous "Same Damn Time," cameos from B.o.B. and Bun B. But he also did a couple of new songs: The intro track to his forthcoming album Honest and… More »


Perfect Pussy & Nothing Bring The Noise To Surprise SXSW Bridge Show

By Ryan Leas / March 14, 2014
As the drunken apocalypse that is 6th St. and the heart of SXSW wound down Thursday night, a different show was just getting started off in another corner of Austin. Sometime in the afternoon, retweets had begun to make the rounds, announcing a show called "Above The Bridge" with a poster sardonically emblazoned with a… More »


Soundgarden Bring Superunknown To SXSW

By Ryan Leas / March 14, 2014
There was a time when it wasn't a pseudo-common thing for a band to play a record straight through in concert. That time wasn't that long ago, but it seems to be receding ever faster into the rearview. Once a practice associated with washed-up, no-longer-relevant acts making the rounds and cashing in on lingering nostalgia,… More »


Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M Pig At SXSW, Brought To You By Doritos

By Chris DeVille / March 14, 2014
Lady Gaga's off-then-on Doritos SXSWstravaganza went down last night, not at the giant parking lot vending machine stage but at the midsized amphitheater Stubb's. Fans who attended had to prove their #Boldness by accepting a Doritos #Bold social media mission in advance of the event. During the climax of Gaga's performance of… More »


Damon Albarn Closes SXSW Day 2 With Career-Spanning Set, But No Hits

By Ryan Leas / March 13, 2014
After a long night featuring sets alternatively blistering (Perfect Pussy, Eagulls), danceable (Kelis), and mind-altering (St. Vincent), somewhere around 1:20 AM, NPR's Wednesday night SXSW showcase wound around to its headliner, Damon Albarn. The show happened at Stubb's BBQ, which by SXSW standards is considered a larger stage (or, at least, it has been considered… More »


Win A Pair of Motörhead, Circle Jerks, Bad Brains, Or Rise Against Vans

By Miles Bowe / March 7, 2014
During SXSW next week, Vans will reissue a limited run of some of their iconic band-themed shoes, and we've got a bunch of pairs you can win. Collaborations with Circle Jerks, Motörhead, Bad Brains, and Rise Against will be put out in a quantity of 150 per band: 50 will be available at the Va… More »


Photos: Wild Beasts @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 3/4/14

By Miles Bowe / March 5, 2014
Wild Beasts have been the source of an enormous amount of great music lately. Aside from their outstanding new album, Present Tense, there have been remixes of their songs by such wildly different artists as Factory Floor and The Field, not to mention recent covers of Leonard Cohen and Miley Cyrus. More »


Iron Maiden Albums From Worst To Best

By Adrien Begrand / March 4, 2014
Rivaled only by Black Sabbath and Judas Priest in regards to influence and impact on the early development of heavy metal, Iron Maiden took the burgeoning musical style to a new and very unique level, starting in the UK in the late-1970s, and soon after, all over the world. Formed in 1975 by bassist Steve… More »


Watch Karen O & Ezra Koenig, Pharrell, U2 Perform At The Oscars

By Michael Nelson / March 2, 2014
This year's Academy Awards ceremony is unusually relevant to us Stereogum types: Not only is the Arcade Fire up for Best Score (for the Her score, composed by Will Butler and Owen Pallett), but Pharrell, Karen O, and U2 are in contention for Best Song (for, respectively: "Happy" from Despicable Me 2; "The Moon Song"… More »


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